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Apple Continues To Lead As The Global Tablet Market

Lenovo rounded out the top 5 with 2.3 million units shipped in the third quarter, a decline of nearly 25 per cent compared to a year ago

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Apple continued to lead as the global tablet market declined 8.6 per cent during the third quarter of 2018 as shipments fell to 36.4 million, the International Data Corporation (IDC) reported.

Samsung maintained its position as the second leading tablet manufacturer and Amazon.com became the third largest tablet manufacturer in the third quarter, said the IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker on Friday.

Slate tablets accounted for the majority of the market with 31.6 million units, down 7.9 per cent from the previous year.

Detachable tablets also declined, down 13.1 per cent from the previous year, to account for 4.8 million unit shipments.

“The detachable market has failed to see growth in 2018, a worrying trend that has plagued the category off and on since the end of 2016,” said Lauren Guenveur, Senior Research Analyst for IDC’s Tablet team.

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With 26.6 per cent, Apple continued to lead the tablet market with nearly double the shipments of its nearest competitor.

The refreshed $329 iPad with Pencil support that launched in late March continued to drive volume.

Samsung’s detachable portfolio grew modestly, however that growth was outweighed by continued declines in the slate category. The company registered 14.6 per cent market share globally.

Huawei at fourth spot was the only company among the top 5 to deliver year-over-year tablet shipments growth in 3Q 2018.

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Lenovo rounded out the top 5 with 2.3 million units shipped in the third quarter, a decline of nearly 25 per cent compared to a year ago.

“The tablet market is more like the traditional PC market than ever before,” said Jitesh Ubrani, Senior Research Analyst with IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Device Trackers. (IANS)

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Apple Refreshes its Operating Systems for iPhones, Watches

The new WatchOS is a free download through the Apple Watch app

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Apple has refreshed the operating systems of iPhones and Apple Watches with the release of updated iOS 12.4 and WatchOS 5.3 versions.

Introduced on Monday, the update for its mobile OS introduces “iPhone migration to directly transfer data from an old iPhone to a new iPhone” during setup along with enhancements in device security and Apple News Plus, CNET reported.

Apple News Plus would allow downloaded issues in the “My Magazine” option available on and offline, according to Apple’s support page.

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All the publications part of Apple’s news services would be available at the top of the News Plus feed.

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The new WatchOS 5.3 includes a security fix for the Walkie-Talkie app on the watch.

The new WatchOS is a free download through the Apple Watch app. (IANS)